1989 United States House of Representatives elections

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In 1989 there were eight special elections to the United States House of Representatives.

District Vacator Reason for change Successor
Alabama 3 Vacant Rep. William F. Nichols (D) died during previous congress.
New member elected April 4, 1989.
Democratic hold.
Glen Browder (D)
Indiana 4 Dan Coats (R) Resigned January 3, 1989 to become U.S. Senator.
New member elected March 28, 1989.
Democratic gain.
Jill Long (D)
Wyoming at-large Dick Cheney (R) Resigned March 17, 1989, to become U.S. Secretary of Defense.
New member elected April 26, 1989.
Republican hold.[1]
Craig L. Thomas (R)
Florida 18 Claude Pepper (D) Died May 30, 1989.
New member elected August 29, 1989.
Republican gain.[2]
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R)
California 15 Tony Coelho (D) Resigned June 15, 1989.
New member elected September 12, 1989.
Democratic hold.
Gary Condit (D)
Texas 12 Jim Wright (D) Resigned June 30, 1989.
New member elected September 12, 1989.
Democratic hold.[3]
Pete Geren (D)
Texas 18 Mickey Leland (D) Died August 7, 1989.
New member elected December 9, 1989.
Democratic hold.[4]
Craig A. Washington (D)
Mississippi 5 Larkin I. Smith (R) Died August 13, 1989.
New member elected October 17, 1989.
Democratic gain.[5]
Gene Taylor (D)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wyoming's Election For U.S. House Seat Goes to Republican". April 26, 1989. Retrieved December 4, 2017.
  2. ^ "First Cuban-American Elected to Congress". August 29, 1989. Retrieved December 4, 2017.
  3. ^ Suro, Roberto (September 14, 1989). "Jim Wright As Speaker For Texans". Retrieved December 4, 2017.
  4. ^ "Texas State Senator Elected to Congress To Fill Leland Seat". December 9, 1989. Retrieved December 4, 2017.
  5. ^ "Democrat Wins a House Seat in Mississippi". October 17, 1989. Retrieved December 4, 2017.